Elder Mitchell Head

Elder Mitchell Head

Monday, October 5, 2015

Elder Head in the Philippines - Accountability

Hey Momma!

So this week, I've been thinking a lot about accountability. Mainly because this week I've been trying really hard to figure out how to get the mission reimbursed for it's many medical expenses through the church's insurance partner "Aetna". We just got a reading back from Aetna about the Philippines area's usage of Aetna and we found out that we are the ONLY mission that's not getting reimbursed for it's medical bills. The reason is because we just didn't know how to do it. So that's been my week. Trying to figure it out. Haha.

Anywho, accountability. I was reading in the scriptures during personal study yesterday and I received revelation. Now this piece of revelation is not anything new, or earth-shattering, but it just kind of hit me. Every person, will return to the presence of our Savior to be judged of our works: to be held accountable of what we have done with this life. Whether they are ready or not, we will ALL return to his presence. Which is a scary thought. What if we're not doing what we must do? What if we are not living to the fullness of our potential? What if we're just going through the motions of this life and missing out on all the learning opportunities the Lord has put into our path? I then was reading in Preach My Gospel, and confirmed it.

I'm so grateful that we've been given the Atonement of Jesus Christ that we can repent, and truly make the changes we need to make the most of this life. I know that for me, personally, I do not want my return to the presence of Deity to be like this Aetna thing was. I return only to find that I was the ONLY one that didn't improve on my time here, only because I did not know how. I'm also very grateful that the Lord has given us this time to prepare to return to His presence. I'm grateful that He's given us this General Conference to be led by our inspired leaders on how to improve our time here.

I pray that we'll all pay attention, not to just what they say, but to what the Spirit will say to us. What changes we need to make. Where we need to improve. Then I hope we'll have the humility to make those changes. I know that our Father will prepare ways for us to make those needed changes, if we'll just take some time and tell Him what we want to do to be better, to improve, to become. I'm so grateful for repentance, that even the worst of people can change and be refined by the healing touch of the Savior. I'm so grateful for inspired leaders who receive revelation for the church and the Gift of the Holy Ghost that we can receive that revelation personally for ourselves.

Love ya.

Elder Mitchell J. Head

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